07 February 2020

Five on Friday {February 7}

Hey y'all,

After yesterday's scary storms here in NC I am loving seeing the sun and a beautiful sky. I lucked out that my area wasn't hit too badly and I was able to scoot home after work with no problems. I am a bit concerned of the road conditions though as I drive to my parent's house after work to spend a few days celebrating my birthday with them. Their area is prone to flooding and was hit hard over the last few years with hurricanes so more rain and wind is never a great thing. Here's what I am loving this week:

one. Birthday Celebrations.

I enjoyed a lovely birthday weekend. I had Friday off work and got my errands done and celebrated with friends with a fun Barre3 class, had a drink with a friend, then grabbed dinner with a friend on Friday. Saturday was another Barre3 class, getting my car serviced and inspected, and then a lovely dinner with more friends.

two. The Defined Dish.

One of my 30th year goals is to cook through a cookbook. I decided on The Defined Dish. I am a pretty picky eater and after looking through the book I picked out about 55 recipes I want to try, so for the next year I have a bit of my meal planning settled with grabbing 1-2 recipes out of the book.
 I took a poll on my stories for what dish to try first and Chicken Piccata won. The dish was amazing and so simple to make.  I am making the Lemon Rosemary Shrimp next week for a few dinners.

three. Forever Family.

My church started a new series this week and I am excited to hear more. This week's message was on Matthew 19 called Jesus on Marriage. We studied Romans most of last year so I am ready for a more topical study especially since we have not had a relationship focused study in years (From the Beginning in 2015 and First Love in 2013)

four. The Bible Recap.

I started the Chronological Bible reading plan on February 1st as part of my 30th year goals and have enjoyed the daily reading and small recaps with the Bible Recap. I printed out the schedule since I love checking things off but I also enrolled in the plan on the Bible app so I can get in my reading anywhere if I skip a quiet time in the morning.

five. Cinnamon Toast Rice Cakes.

Yes, a very random favorite but I have been snacking on these all week. I grabbed them at Target and they are just a bit sweet and perfect. This also comes from someone who will eat plain rice cakes and has since they were like 5.
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other fun things:

This Harry Potter Air BnB (the Slytherin room!) in Davenport, FL.

Voting on items for the Flourish Market on their Instagram Stories. The Flourish Market team is out in Las Vegas for Market and you can help them decide on items with polls in their stories. They are a sweet ethical fashion store here in the Triangle but you can also order items online. 

A co-worker brought this game to my attention this week, Downton Abbey Clue. I do think it's funny that Dowager Countess could be the one to steal the pocket watch. However, how come Mary is a suspect but not Edith?

I also have been on a hug tea kick this week. For my morning tea I have loved either the blueberry or passionfruit green teas from Yogi, during the day I have made a homemade Medicine Ball tea (1 bag of Teavana Jade Citrus Mint, 1 bag of Peach Tranquility, 1 packet of True Lemon Lemonade, a squeeze of honey, hot water), and this honey vanilla chamomile before bed.

I'm linking up with Erika, Narci, and Andrea

What are you up to this weekend?



  1. So glad you had a great birthday weekend - barre is always such a wonderful workout!

  2. Happy belated birthday! Looks like you had a great weekend. The chicken looks delicious by the way, that just made me so hungry. ��

    xo, Sarah


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